TIME movies

The Honest Trailer for The Blair Witch Project Asks Why It Scared Everyone So Much

"This movie basically invented catfishing"

Just in time for the upcoming release of Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch — the sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project — the team over at Screen Junkies has released an honest trailer for the original horror flick.

Poking fun at the “found footage” film that made the style mainstream, the YouTube channel jokes about the less-than-stellar choices of the movie’s there main characters. “Watch as they practically beg for death by ignoring the warning of locals, knocking over rock totems, stealing voodoo dolls and going into a creepy old murder house,” the voiceover says.

The narrator then goes on to speculate about why the faux documentary frightened everyone so much, considering most of the scares take place off-screen.

Watch the full video below.

MORE: The 12 Best Summer Movies You Might Have Missed

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team